For the upcoming third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Malacañang have chosen the renowned movie and television show director Joyce Bernal to be in-charge in the overall coverage of the expected historic event.
Bernal, who is famous for her box-office hit films said that she is very honored to do this for the first time for the Filipino people around the world.
“Very honored ako. First-time ko. ‘Di ‘to pagdi-direct ng romcom. ‘Di ‘to pagdi-direct ng traffic. Pagdi-direct ito ng SONA. May sasabihin ang ating ama para sa atin, para sa Pilipinas,” Bernal said.
She also revealed that she refused to accept a directorial fee to this service saying that she wholeheartedly accepted it as a Filipino who is given a role to deliver the government’s message to its people.
“Tinawag po ako e, bilang mamamayan so, okay po. At saka presidente natin siya and para din po sa mga tao ‘to, sa mga kababayan natin, para sa kapwa Pinoy,” Bernal explaind.
“Kailangan ba magpabayad doon? Hindi ako magpapabayad doon,” she added.
Since this is her first time to direct this kind of event, Bernal said that she is very dedicated and serious in all the details of the SONA which will happen on Monday, July 23, 2018.
Through her direction, Bernal vows to showcase how President Duterte loves the country and the Filipino people.
“[Gusto nila] kung puwede kung paano siya magsasalita sa nation, [‘yon ang ipakita ko] – ‘yong pakiramdam na ‘yon kung paano magsasalita sa nation as mayor, as a father, and as the President. Gusto nilang maramdaman ‘yon at parang ibigay ‘yong feeling na ‘yon para sa Presidente paglapag niya sa Congress,” she explained.
“Para sa akin, para kay Presidente, let’s get into the psyche kung papaano niya ibibigay, ire-report ‘yong mga nagawa niya or gagawin niya para sa Pilipinas. Gusto ko lang na medyo patriotic lang ‘yong [mood ng SONA],” she added.
Watch her statement below:
Director Joyce Bernal says there’s no contract for directing President Duterte's third SONA. She says she’s doing it for free. bit.ly/2JhGXvG
Posted by CNN Philippines on Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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